Greenbrier Valley Hellbenders Youth Mountain Bike Team to hold ‘interest meetings’

The Greenbrier Valley Hellbenders Youth Mountain Bike Team invites new and returning families to two upcoming interest meetings and try-it-out events. On Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm families interested in learning more about youth cycling opportunities and the Greenbrier Valley Hellbenders Team are invited to learn about the 2024 West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League season. Both events will take place at Greenbrier State Forest near the playground and picnic shelters. The team will have a few loaner mountain bikes on hand for students to try out. If students have their own mountain bikes, please bring them. Helmets and signed waivers are required for participation in this event.

Youth entering 6th through 12th grade are eligible to join the Greenbrier Valley Hellbenders Youth Mountain Bike Team regardless of cycling experience or financial circumstance. Practices, which begin Tuesday, July 2nd, are held at the Greenbrier State Forest and include basic on-the-bike skills training as well as single track trail riding. All skill levels are welcome, and racing is not a requirement for participation. Loaner bikes are available to youth without access to an appropriate mountain bike.

Interest meeting attendees will learn about the WV Interscholastic Cycling League, league culture and rules, requirements of participation, practices, and race weekend details. The Greenbrier Valley Hellbenders, now in its 6th season, is one of 20 teams located throughout the state.

About WVICL

The West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League is a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). As one of 31 leagues across the country, WVICL organizes a mountain bike racing league for middle and high school student-athletes. Above all, WVICL is a youth development organization with the mission to build strong bodies, strong minds, and strong character in student-athletes, with an unwavering focus on inclusivity and equity.

For more information, email Sarah Elkins at sarah@sarahelkins.com or visit Hammer Cycles at 403 Washington St. West, Lewisburg, WV.  Learn more about the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League at www.westvirginiamtb.org.

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